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  • Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers

    Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers
    Sarah Luna wants to buy a home in up-and-coming northeast Los Angeles before it's too late. At 31, she has a master's degree and earns more than $70,000 as a court reporter and freelance editor. She daydreams about trading the Glendale apartment she...
  • Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline

    Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline
    Throughout the arduous college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list. So when the Long Beach high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had...
  • Union threat should change college athletics

    Union threat should  change  college athletics
    Big-time college athletics doesn't need unionization and the problems that go with it. But the NCAA, which rules college athletics, needs to implement big changes. And the threat of unionization should be enough to bring about needed reforms. Last...
  • College unions will have negative outcome: Front Burner

    Unless delayed by last-minute legal maneuvers by Northwestern University, on April 25 the football players who receive scholarships to attend Northwestern will vote in an election to decide if they want to be represented by a labor union. This...
  • In the Arts

    The Festivals of Arts Foundation recently announced that it has awarded $90,000 in grants to nonprofits in Laguna Beach. The recipients include the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach College of Art + Design, Laguna Beach Live!, No Square Theater and the...
  • Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees

    Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees
    Last week, third-graders in Guilford gave me a spontaneous round of applause. Why? Because the teacher introduced me as being from the University of Connecticut, where excellence in basketball has raised my profile, along with that of everyone else in...
  • Education briefs

    Engineering scholarships Anne Arundel Community College has been awarded a $598,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help support its engineering scholars program. The grant will provide scholarships of up to $4,000 annually to financially...
  • Your financial questions for spring, answered

    It's time for a spring-cleaning of the in-box. If you have financial questions, feel free to send them along to askjill@jillonmoney.com. Question: My mother recently passed away and instead of naming me and my siblings as individual beneficiaries of...
  • NCAA Proposes To Give Student-Athletes Unlimited Meals

    NCAA Proposes To Give Student-Athletes Unlimited Meals
    Under a plan proposed Tuesday by the NCAA Legislative Council, Division I student-athletes could receive unlimited meals and snacks. The issue of how schools have been able to feed athletes has been discussed by the NCAA for a couple of years, but...
  • Murphy: U.S. Should Impose Sanctions On Russia

     Murphy: U.S. Should Impose Sanctions On Russia
    NEWINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy said Tuesday that the U.S. should assume Russia has invaded eastern Ukraine and immediately impose "crippling" sanctions. "I think [Russian President Vladimir Putin] is just goading the United States and...
  • Making a financial stretch is key to saving for college

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Parents who aren't saving for college could learn a lesson or two from low-income parents who do. A Sallie Mae study released last week found that half of parents with children under 18 haven't saved for college. The top reasons...